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Small bells, particularly figural ones like this Mary Queen of Scots bell, caught the attention of collectors. Enjoy more ringing examples.
The furniture of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe continues to grow in popularity thanks to angular design such as this Barcelona chair. See more examples.
Penny toys that once cost a penny sold for much more at a recent auction in New Jersey. This daddy rabbit pulling his baby bunny has the bright lithograph and moving parts that really appeal to collectors. Hop over to our article to see more of these small playful toys and their big prices.
Flasks were gone in a flash at a recent bottle auction. Blue bottles like this skull-form "POISON" bottle are popular collectibles. Blue bottles are available in every shape and price range. See more photos and prices of blue bottles.
Carriage clocks were high technology in the late 1700s, enabling travelers to keep track of the time. "New" spring technology meant clocks didn't have to be balanced and could be portable, like this carriage clock shaped like a sedan chair. Spring over to the sale report for photos and prices.
Alver Aalto was a Scandinavian architect and designer who co-founded the design firm Artek. A recent auction in Finland featured Artek items and furnishings. The company's style is known for its modern profiles and laminated wood, like this five-drawer dresser on caster wheels. Roll over to the sale report for more photos and pictures.
Silver collectors know the quality of Chicago Arts & Crafts craftsmanship and the prices prove it. A recent sale featured several Chicago metalsmiths, including The Kalo Shop, which made this hammered, lobed bowl with an engraved M monogram. See more Chicago silver examples and their prices.
Fiesta dinnerware has been popular for decades. Colors and rarity set the price. Retired colors provide a way to determine the age. This relish tray came in one solid color or in mixed colors with multicolored inserts. Pop over for more photos and prices.
Miniatures were originally a statement of craftsmanship, not children’s toys. As status symbols, the craftsmanship reflected the owner’s wealth. As salesman’s samples, they helped to close a sale. This 14-inch Federal armoire has satinwood inlay and the doors open to four drawers. Study more photos and prices.
This Hindu soldier doll was one of many uniformed dolls in a recent auction. Collectors were drawn to the authentic details suggesting what life during war was like for soldiers. March over to the article for more photos and prices.